By Dr. Aaron Rapoport
Associate Director, Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program
Editor’s Note: The 3rd Annual Maryland Half Marathon takes place this year on Sunday, May 15 at Maple Lawn in Howard County. All proceeds will go to support the work of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Many cancer center staff are participating — as runners, volunteers and fund raisers. Here is an example of what motivates one runner.
As you all know, The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) is my home away from home. It is where I treat those fighting cancers, conduct my research and learn a great deal from my patients and their families.
The marathon is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2011 and this year marks my third consecutive year running the Maryland Half Marathon. I will be running on behalf of, and with some of my patients who are also training for the race. Your support last year was phenomenal and I hope you will once again consider making a contribution to my effort. Any size donation would be greatly appreciated!
This is a very gratifying experience for me, and as I run the 13.1 (hilly!) miles, I will be doing it for all of my patients; past, present and future.
To make a donation, just click on the link below:
Thank you for your generosity!
Aaron P. Rapoport, M.D.
For more information, to register for the race, or to sponsor a runner, visit to Md Half Marathon Web site